Ios Swimming

Mylopotas is the main and busiest beach on the island which is best left alone if you want quieter spots. Far away from major attractions, Maganari on the North coast is a beach that is less known but still popular, with seven successive beaches. Interestingly, scenes from The Deep Blue were filmed here. This beach offers some water sports and lunch options, but exploring a bit will lead you to more private spots. There are more secluded beaches on the north coast as well.


About 16 km from Yialos is Kalamos, a good choice for those who prefer less crowded beaches. There are still some beach beds and a beach canteen, but this is a much quieter beach overall. Within walking distance on either side lie even more remote beaches worth investigating. Plakes to the north is one such beach, and the hidden cove of Papa to the south is another.


Agia Theodoti is a traditional community and good tavernas 10 km from Hora, with a splendid sandy beach. Psathi is another small traditional community with a beautiful beach, found 20 km west of Hora.

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